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Hi all, myself and a couple of others are coming down from Scotland for the Blackburn game this weekend. Never been to Newcastle before so was just wondering if there was a certain bar/bars that are close to the ground and good for a few pints before the match? Cheers

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The Strawberry is right beside the ground, will be packed but good ales.

Haven't been in the Trent in ages, but it's 2 minutes from the ground- see above for ales and busyness.

 

Bar 9 and Shark Bar are very close if you are fond of bars full of Spunk Trumpets. ;)

 

Edit; The Percy in Haymarket is 3-4 minutes from the ground, having said all of the above, most all the Haymarket/Gallowgate bars are no more than 5 minutes from the ground.

Enjoy.

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The Strawberry is right beside the ground, will be packed but good ales.

Haven't been in the Trent in ages, but it's 2 minutes from the ground- see above for ales and busyness.

 

Bar 9 and Shark Bar are very close if you are fond of bars full of Spunk Trumpets. ;)

 

Edit; The Percy in Haymarket is 3-4 minutes from the ground, having said all of the above, all the Haymarket/Gallowgate bars are no more than 5 minutes from the ground.

Enjoy.

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The Strawberry is right beside the ground, will be packed but good ales.

Haven't been in the Trent in ages, but it's 2 minutes from the ground- see above for ales and busyness.

 

Bar 9 and Shark Bar are very close if you are fond of bars full of Spunk Trumpets. ;)

 

Edit; The Percy in Haymarket is 3-4 minutes from the ground, having said all of the above, all the Haymarket/Gallowgate bars are no more than 5 minutes from the ground.

Enjoy.

 

 

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stowell street is canny. plenty of decent chinese restaurants if you fancy some dinner before the match, then a pint in rosie's bar. which also gets packed so you wouldn't want to get there much after 2pm. 

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stowell street is canny. plenty of decent chinese restaurants if you fancy some dinner before the match, then a pint in rosie's bar. which also gets packed so you wouldn't want to get there much after 2pm. 

Newcastle Arms is good

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I wonder if we should just have a thread of suggestions like this that we could pin and link people to when they come asking. We could use this one once it's fully played out.

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The Fish, on a different level than us mortals when reviewing boozers

You just go off what ever pub your mummy recommends?

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Alvino's has a pinball machine :D

 

I liked Alvinos, haven't been in a while though. Last time I was there my mate was making sure I got shit-faced on my birthday.

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If their football commentary is anything to go off, I'd expect their pub reviews to be miserable as fuck as well.

:lol:

Where would you and the Jizz Trombones guys recommend?

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Where would you and the Jizz Trombones guys recommend?

Depends what the lad is after, where he's staying and if it's just a Saturday pre-match pint or if he's down for the weekend.

 

Even though I'm not a fan of them, if he's got a big group and they're after atmosphere he could go to the Union rooms or the Mile Castle. If it's just a couple of lads he could try and get in the Trent or the Strawberry early doors. Something in between he could try Rosies or Tilley's. If he's after a bit of a pub crawl from the station to the stadium he could do the Irish pub opposite the station, then the Town Wall/The Forth, Tilleys, then Nine bar.

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Unlike yours during pregnancy, my Mam doesn't drink :)

 

She'll probably pick it up again once she's weaned you off it. 

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Appreciate all the info lads.

 

Fish - there's 4 of us in total, staying at the county hotel on Neville St. Arriving Saturday morning and heading back up the road the following day.

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